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Ending support for Windows 10 could send 240 million computers to the landfill: a stack of that many laptops would end up 600 km higher than the moon

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Analysts at Canalys estimate that 240 million PCs could end up in the scrap heap after October 2025, when Microsoft ends free support for Windows 10. Microsoft will provide paid support until October 2028, but it’s likely that the upgrade will cost less.

Ending support for Windows 10 could send 240 million computers to the landfill: a stack of that many laptops would end up 600 km higher than the moon

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Many Windows 10 computers do not meet the Windows 11 system requirements, which means they cannot upgrade to this version of the OS.

The analytics firm estimates that up to 240 million PCs will be thrown away due to the need to purchase new hardware to meet Windows 11 requirements, even if those PCs are otherwise working perfectly.

Canalys estimates that in the nearly two years leading up to Microsoft’s official end of support for Windows 10—October 14, 2025—about a fifth of devices will become e-waste due to incompatibility with Windows 11. This equates to 240 million computers. Canalys figuratively emphasized:

If these were all stacked laptops, stacked on top of each other, they would form a stack 600 km above the Moon.

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Cleaners in London discovered two copies of the world’s first mass-produced personal computer, Q1, under the rubble of boxes.

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Cleaners in London discovered two copies of the worlds first

London-based waste collection company Just Clear discovered two computers under boxes during another house cleaning. It turned out that these were the very first production PCs.

Cleaners in London discovered two copies of the world's first mass-produced personal computer, Q1, under the rubble of boxes.

The company’s employees did not know what they had found, and could not even find the information on the Internet. But the head of Just Clear turned to specialists, who determined that the cleaners had discovered two copies of the Q1 computer from the Q1 Corporation. They were released in 1972, and only a few copies were delivered to the UK. This PC is based on an Intel 8008 processor and also has 16 KB of memory.

The two PCs are currently on display at a technology exhibition at Kingston University in Surrey. They will later be sold at auction.

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L-shaped computer power supply from a renowned manufacturer. Lian Li presented a line of unusual Edge power supplies

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L shaped computer power supply from a renowned manufacturer Lian Li

Lian Li has introduced a series of Edge computer power supplies that stand out for their extremely unusual shape.

L-shaped computer power supply from a renowned manufacturer.  Lian Li presented a line of unusual Edge power supplies

As you can see, these blocks have a protrusion on which all the main power connectors are located. This L-shape makes it easier to access the connectors in a number of cases. Lian Li herself says that she created such blocks specifically for two-chamber cases. However, the manufacturer adds that its new product will be compatible with most other cases on the market.

L-shaped computer power supply from a renowned manufacturer.  Lian Li presented a line of unusual Edge power supplies

L-shaped computer power supply from a renowned manufacturer.  Lian Li presented a line of unusual Edge power supplies

In addition to the usual power connectors, the unit has a USB hub for expanded access to internal USB ports on the system board.

The first-born of the line will be the flagship unit with a power of 1300 W with an 80 Plus Platimun certificate, but then more affordable ones with an 80 Plus Gold certificate and a power of 850 and 1000 W will appear.

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Gaming laptop running Linux. Juno Computers introduced Saturn 17 v5: 165 Hz, 10-core Core i7-13620H, GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Gaming laptop running Linux Juno Computers introduced Saturn 17 v5

The British manufacturer of laptops, mini-PCs and tablets introduced a new laptop model called Saturn 17 v5. This model runs Linux: the buyer can choose Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 23.10 as the pre-installed OS.

Gaming laptop running Linux.  Juno Computers introduced Saturn 17 v5: 165 Hz, 10-core Core i7-13620H, GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The Saturn 17 v5 is equipped with a 10-core Core i7-13620H. RAM capacity – 16, 32 or 64 GB, SSD – 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB (there is also a second M.2 slot).

Gaming laptop running Linux.  Juno Computers introduced Saturn 17 v5: 165 Hz, 10-core Core i7-13620H, GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The screen is characterized by a diagonal of 17.3 inches, a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a frame rate of 165 Hz. The basic version has a 3D accelerator Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop, more expensive versions have a GeForce RTX 4060 or GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop.

Gaming laptop running Linux.  Juno Computers introduced Saturn 17 v5: 165 Hz, 10-core Core i7-13620H, GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The cost of the Saturn 17 v5 in the basic configuration with a GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash memory is $1,400.

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